At the outset of the February 2, 2008 Nation Building Conference in Bethlehem, Palestine, Elza Maalouf spoke to the nearly 700 Palestinian community leaders from all over the West Bank addressing societal emergence in Palestine and the Arab world.
“Young women and men in Palestine are some of the most resilient human beings I have ever met. They surprised me with their optimism, their full engagement in the socio-political process and uncanny ability to grow and emerge.”
— Elza Maalouf
the Center for Human Emergence Middle East spoke about the Center's efforts to support societal emergence in Palestine and in the Arab world, saying, "I have no doubt that your successful application of this scientific model will enable Palestinians to co-lead real transformation in our Arab cultures."